FDA Approves Growth Hormone

  1. Registered User
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,791
    Rep Power
    11678

    FDA Approves Growth Hormone


    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration issued its long-awaited decision on a new human growth product with an approval, but at the same time stressed that this action doesn't set a precedent for other biological medicines.

    Approval of Omnitrope, made by Sandoz, was announced Tuesday in a statement on the FDA's Web site.

    Omnitrope, also known as somatropin, is a hormone used to treat growth disorders in children and adults.

    It is made using recombinant DNA technology, and the approval noted that Omnitrope is considered a follow-on product, meaning it is so similar to other products already approved that the safety and efficacy data for those products could be considered in approving the new version.

    Rest of the Story

  2. Banned
    Nullifidian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,741
    Rep Power
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk

    I love how all the press releases say "Sandoz" as if that's a company. Sandoz is the generics division of Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

    This means good news for those in the market for GH. The prices will start coming down now.
  3. Registered User
    motiv8er's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Back down South for the minute
    Age
    35
    Posts
    3,177
    Rep Power
    26286

    Quote Originally Posted by Nullifidian
    I love how all the press releases say "Sandoz" as if that's a company. Sandoz is the generics division of Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

    This means good news for those in the market for GH. The prices will start coming down now.
    How soon would you expect? 6 months or 6 years? THANKS
    My The 1 LOG: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/254164-my-one-log.html
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    rampage jackson's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  255 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,255
    Rep Power
    751

    MMMM Growth Hormone...I want a pumpkin grill
    E-Pharm Nutrition Representative
  5. Board Supporter
    wideguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Age
    34
    Posts
    980
    Rep Power
    4961

    Generic HGH is already pretty cheap. BTW would it really be a pumkin grill if you had bowlin ball shoulders, armourplated pecs, football sized biceps, triceps that hung like loaves of frenchbread, and tree trunk legs?

    Sorry for the french bread comparison, believe it or not I read it somewhere else. It had to be repeated.
  6. Gold Member
    parttimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    256
    Rep Power
    233

    Quote Originally Posted by wideguy
    Generic HGH is already pretty cheap.
    If you are in the know on where to get it, some are not that are interested though.
  7. Registered User
    Zero Tolerance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,328
    Rep Power
    786

    I just paid a crapload for Somatatropin today. The article discusses Somatropin. I wonder how closely related these are.. At any cost, I wonder if my Somatatropin will cost less soon...
  8. Registered User
    ryano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,080
    Rep Power
    657

    I wonder how far down they will come.
  9. Registered User
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,791
    Rep Power
    11678

    cheaper than gas probably
  10. Gold Member
    parttimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    256
    Rep Power
    233

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    cheaper than gas probably
    Doesn't take much!!
  11. Registered User
    DazzlinJack's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    328
    Rep Power
    265

    Hey, crazy question, but does this mean that one day in our future there'll be Hgh pills down at Walmart...?
  12. Banned
    Nullifidian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,741
    Rep Power
    0

    It's unlikely you'll EVER see GH pills anywhere ever since it can't be taken orally.

    HOWEVER, the FDA approving generic GH is the first step towards decriminalizing it. That combined with more brands to chose from on the market and it translates to GREATLY reduced price. Currently the price of GH is largely influenced by how heavily it is controlled and regulated.
  13. Registered User
    ryano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,080
    Rep Power
    657

    http://ajpendo.physiology.org/cgi/co...ull/279/3/E501

    Certain Fragments may be. Looks like AOD-9401 is.

    "These t1/2 values indicate that the structure of the peptide was reasonably stable in the presence of trypsin and pepsin, the two major gastrointestinal enzymes in the digestive tract of the body. These findings are supported by our observation that AOD-9401 is detected in rat plasma 30 min after oral administration to animals "
  14. Registered User
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,791
    Rep Power
    11678

    All kinds of gov't approved steroids but it is far from decriminalized. You'll see pot legal before AS and HGH.
  15. Banned
    Nullifidian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,741
    Rep Power
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    All kinds of gov't approved steroids but it is far from decriminalized. You'll see pot legal before AS and HGH.
    Don't bet on that too much. GH is getting more and more support in the elderly community. The senior citizens hold a TON of clout in politics. I wouldn't be surprised if in 5 years they decriminalize GH and allow it to be openly used as an anti-aging treatment.

    That will lead to GH getting into the news a lot more in a positive light. Once the mainstream realises the antiaging benefits of GH, there will be HUGE demand. Seeing as how the FDA just approved the first generic GH in the US (yes there are generics elsewhere but they were not approved by the FDA), this will lead to a higher supply as well. GH treatment will drop in price and become pretty darn commonplace.
  16. Registered User
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,791
    Rep Power
    11678

    Remember that when steroids was banned no organization in the medical or scientific community agreed. Also consider the abuse side effects of HGH vs. AS. More medically approved and covered uses for anti aging etc is where I see this going but not in a walmart pharmacy to be bought like insulin.
  17. Banned
    Nullifidian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,741
    Rep Power
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    Remember that when steroids was banned no organization in the medical or scientific community agreed. Also consider the abuse side effects of HGH vs. AS. More medically approved and covered uses for anti aging etc is where I see this going but not in a walmart pharmacy to be bought like insulin.
    The medical community has no clout in politics. Senior citizens do. Safety is irrelevant. Think of the abuse potential of insulin and the dangers it poses yet it's OTC; it's not even prescription. Why? Senior citizens; a large number of them are diabetics.
  18. Registered User
    jmh80's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Beaumont, TX
    Age
    34
    Posts
    8,116
    Rep Power
    9663

    They have clout because they vote and make their opinions known loudly.

    My age group will vote in this upcoming Presidential election - but only because they hate George Bush and will blindly vote Democrat. Then, we'll go back to being appathetic
    Seniors will vote ALL THE TIME - not just presidential elections.

    That said, the old farts need to get behind testosterone supplementation.
    B5150 - it's time for you to mobalize the rest of the old farts to get test approved!!! Let's go!
    .

    PS - if you are voting Democrat because of motor gasoline prices, you are stupid. Go research the effects of the Energy Bill of 2005 that was passed by BOTH parties.
  19. Banned
    pistonpump's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  225 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hawaii Nei
    Age
    30
    Posts
    12,114
    Rep Power
    0

    GH not HGH???
  20. Banned
    Nullifidian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,741
    Rep Power
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump
    GH not HGH???
    human recombinant growth hormone is understood when one uses the term GH because no one gives a crap about pig growth hormone, etc.

    We don't use the term "HGH" because that typically refers to human growth hormone that is NOT recombinant; i.e. extracted from the pituitary of a cadavar. That form is no longer used due to its tendancy to spread Kreutzfeld Jacob disease.

    Because it is no longer used, many supplement manufacturers have used the term "HGH" to describe some of their products which are actually "homeopathic GH". Homeopathic GH is a nice way of saying a bunch of amino acids that they THINK MIGHT help increase natural GH levels. These products are not the real deal and the vast majority do absolutely nothing.
  21. Registered User
    juggernaut333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    259
    Rep Power
    246

    what real world effects is this having now and in near future on legalities of gh possession and sale?
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. new growth hormone supplement
    By panman in forum Supplements
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-25-2007, 11:04 AM
  2. Benefits of Growth Hormone.
    By JBlaze in forum IGF-1/GH
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 06-15-2006, 08:36 PM
  3. Replies: 32
    Last Post: 10-20-2004, 12:22 AM
  4. Growth Hormone Dictionary
    By YellowJacket in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-13-2003, 10:18 AM
  5. how to administer growth hormone
    By raybravo in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-20-2002, 10:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in